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Table 3 Percentage of sample classified as high sit/low-active a or low-sit/high-active b by sociodemographic factors and by country

From: The prevalence and correlates of sitting in European adults - a comparison of 32 Eurobarometer-participating countries

  High-sit/low-active Low-sit/high-active
  % (n)c % (n)c
All (% of total sample) 10.1 (2 779) 11.3 (3 134)
Gender   
  Male 9.9 (1 209) 14.7 (1 799)
  Female 10.2 (1 570) 8.7 (1 335)
Age   
  15 – 24 years 10.0 (376) 8.1 (304)
  25 – 34 years 9.6 (430) 13.4 (602)
  35 – 44 years 8.5 (418) 15.1 (746)
  45 – 54 years 9.3 (421) 13.5 (607)
  55 – 64 years 9.0 (397) 11.4 (502)
  65 years and older 13.3 (737) 6.7 (373)
Education   
  18 yrs and less of education 8.9 (1 342) 13.5 (2 046)
  19 years and over of education 11.5 (1 069) 9.9 (923)
General state of health   
  Very good 8.1 (465) 12.7 (731)
  Good 9.0 (1 246) 11.5 (1 539)
  Neither good nor bad 10.8 (635) 11.2 (660)
  Bad/very bad 20.1 (423) 6.7 (142)
Usual activity   
  Low sitting 5.2 (424) 18.3 (1 485)
  Mixed sitting 11.7 (1 179) 7.1 (720)
  High sitting 12.5 (1 176) 9.9 (929)
Country   
  Cyprus (Republic) 21.2 (99) 9.4 (44)
  Cyprus (TCC) 17.8 (74) 5.3 (22)
  Croatia 14.2 (139) 15.4 (151)
  Denmark 14.0 (137) 7.9 (77)
  Belgium 14.0 (139) 9.3 (92)
  Czech Republic 13.9 (131) 9.1 (86)
  Great Britain 13.2 (119) 7.7 (69)
  Northern Ireland 12.9 (37) 7.3 (21)
  Luxembourg 12.4 (61) 9.6 (47)
  Greece 12.3 (123) 9.3 (93)
  Sweden 12.0 (124) 7.7 (79)
  France 11.8 (115) 11.4 (111)
  Ireland 11.2 (11.2) 8.4 (75)
  Finland 11.0 (108) 9.6 (94)
  Poland 10.2 (98) 12.1 (117)
  Italy 10.1 (97) 10.7 (103)
  Malta 9.9 (44) 3.8 (17)
  Slovakia 9.1 (89) 15.0 (147)
  Spain 8.9 (84) 7.1 (67)
  Estonia 8.7 (83) 13.4 (127)
  Germany West 8.6 (77) 11.3 (101)
  Latvia 8.5 (85) 15.3 (153)
  Austria 8.4 (84) 10.1 (101)
  Turkey 7.7 (67) 5.7 (50)
  Hungary 7.5 (73) 18.8 (182)
  Slovenia 7.3 (73) 12.9 (130)
  The Netherlands 6.9 (70) 7.6 (77)
  Lithuania 6.2 (54) 16.2 (141)
  Bulgaria 6.2 (57) 17.6 (163)
  Romania 5.9 (58) 18.8 (184)
  Germany East 5.7 (30) 19.4 (103)
  1. aHigh-sit/low-active group calculated by being in the low active group (assessed by IPAQ) and the highest quartile of sitting group (420–960 mins/day).
  2. bLow-sit/high-active calculated by being in the high active group (assessed by IPAQ) and the lowest tertile of sitting group (0–211 mins/day).
  3. c Percentages are given relative to the proportion of total number within each sociodemographic factor and country.